I feel like I’m on top of the world right now.
For my Lifestyle Enhancement class we had to write a “Gratitude Letter” for our last assignment. After thinking about it for a week, I continued to go back to the same idea and writing it I was fighting back tears because I am truly grateful for everything I have in life.
Just taking a couple minutes out of the day to think of the things you are grateful for can really take your mind off the things that might be pulling you down.
Yesterday was our first actual practice back and our first snow. I was asked in class how it was like to run in the cold and winter season outside. I summed it up simply, “the first two weeks or so suck but then it isn’t too bad once you get used to it.”
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Running mileage for this week is aimed at 28 miles. We progressively build after taking time off.
Today’s run was a 5 miler.
I was looking at my mileage chart for the “indoor” track season and you can definitely tell I’m training for the 10k for outdoor. Expect to see 45 miles a week ran in January and 9 mile long runs.
I just want to state that I have only ran 9 miles approximately twice in my life. Once for training for a half marathon and the other in the half marathon itself.
I’ve made personal goals for myself already and surprisingly none involve times. It’s all about staying healthy, getting stronger and more fit which will all come together to bring the speed. But more importantly I just want to run that dang 10k at conference for outdoor season and help bring home that conference ring this year! That is my #1 goal for track season.
- I am grateful for my family.
- I am grateful for my team.
- I am grateful to be a part of a division I program.
- I am grateful to have full use of my legs and be able to run still.